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their books. and demagoguery from -- "mugged: racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama" is in sight land timely. i have to say after reading that i felt so unburdened and liberated, i will go ahead and get rid of all of the secret racial words i have been bottling up and here it goes. chicago, constitution, experience, closing the fort, privilege, kitchen cabinets, peanut butter, community organizer, black hole, apartment, share. all racially coded words and now that i am on a roll and this is a friendly crowd of go-ahead and make the most recent statement deemed by the current view out there. here it goes. the most racist comment is i am not voting for president obama. got to get that off my chest. i feel a lot better. don't say that to the person next to you if you feel that way. all joking aside we live in an upside-down world where saying harmless words like that can bear huge tax on the other side and yet the other side can say very toxic comments without repercussions or being held to the same standard. one example is mark lamont hill. you may have seen a recent article, the most o
, "mugged" racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama is incredibly insightful and i encourage everyone the the to read it. personally have to say after reading it i felt so liberated and i'm just going to go ahead and get rid of all of the secret coded racial words and here it goes. chicago, constitution, experience, holding down the fort, professor, and kitchen cabinet in my personal favorite is the mother, peanut butter. also community organizers, black holes, apartments and shares all racially coded words. now that i'm on a roll and i know this is a friendly crowd i'm going to go ahead and say the most recent statement that is deemed to be so by the current view out there. here it goes and if you're sensitive please forgive me because racist comments, i'm not voting for president obama. [applause] i had to get it off my chest. i feel a lot better. all joking aside, we live in an upside down world where saying harmless words like that can bear huge attacks from the other side and yet, the other side can say very toxic comments without any repercussions under the same standard. one ex
that happenedded for race relations in america. that faded, it happened a long time ago, and along comes obama, the most liberal candidate on a mar joy party ticket to seek the presidency in the nation's history so, you know, it's a two -for for liberals. they are call him president. we are all back on egg shells again. admittedly, not delicately on those egg shoals. [laughter] thus my introduction. [laughter] i'm going to a debate party tonight, the host, has called me racist pizza debate party because he's having it in his apartment. [applause] apartment. get it? it's an apartment. [laughter] okay, maybe it's not taken as seriously, but it did work in 2008. more white people voted for obama in 2008 than voted for any democratic candidate for president in nearly 40 years, tieded with clinton and incumbent in 1996, and, you know, look at the wonders that produced. as always, white guilt produces only disaster. as it did in new york city, and frankly, as it has with obama. you can see my book, in -- in effect, in last week's debate, that was the first objective test obama faced. for four years,
new gingrich call barack obama the food stamp president and those of us that heard a dog whistle or racial coding weaver absolutely right but new gingrich was also right when he said i'm not talking about black people, will get all the white people, the percentage of white people is also skyrocketing again. we have independent country. paul ryan was talking about the makers versus the takers, and that was again, saying some people have productive lives and some people live off the rest of us and in a very ayn randian way, very juvenile and untrue. then you have the culmination i think just a week ago in mitt romney talking about the 47%. i don't read anything. i carried the speech it's like a security blanket but i have to read this so i'm sure i get it right. the worst sentence and mitt romney's oration in boca raton with his rich friends was i will never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. that's what he said about 47% americans. he holds half the country in contempt. and so the chickens have kind of come home to work for the wo
obama and under by the way george bush -- it's not obama's bailout even though he pumps his chest and takes the applaud and beatings for it, was created by george w. bush voted in october and december. it was taken over by obama in the meantime. the a bomb administration picking up for bush came up with a deal to save three companies, general motors, chrysler and delphi. what is delphi? delphi is the old telco auto parts division of gm. you know delco batteries. we had gm that desperate to cut off its own parts and set off delphi as a separate company which immediately pretty quickly went bankrupt. well, down went the vulture's and they pick.delphi corp. out of bankruptcy court for 67 cents, a darned good deal for the entire auto parts division of general motors. 67 cents a share. within two years they flipped it. they went public at $22 a share. share. that is it 3200% prophet that they weren't done. they weren't done. delphi had 29 plans in the u.s. and the delphi group sold it back to gm and the rest, every single plant was sold, was sent off to china. every single uaw job, eve
, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004, and 2008, and first lady michele obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at an event this year where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i'd bought six more copies. i bought them for all my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you it was a good investment. it helps me better understand my own family and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel l. swams's book is a compelling story that stirs deep emotions. it is also a story that would break them here and with that, let's welcome rachel l. swams. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for coming. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started do
% and barack obama cling to guns and religion. what was the media coverage like on that? >> this morning i ran the 47% and i asked questions. one is how much depth they get and how many media outlets covered the story and then what was the shelflife? does at last a day, week or month? the guns was relatively short. we talked about it a lot and rummy of course the 47% we still haven't heard the end of that obviously that in about a month, the stories drop off but they get dragged back and either by opponents or they get dragged in by a fence. i'm sure that as we come out of the presidential debate someone will say well i wonder if you are going to respond to that and i wonder if obama is going to ask a question about that. the issue is in my mind which of these gaffes are ones that we have to pay attention to. do they represent a true character flaw? do they represent an incapacity to ask in a way we would like to have them ask or are they just normal things? we all make mistakes. the candidates have been hanging out there in the public and now with the internet and youtube and things like that
these people at the book festival among others. david maraniss is here with a book about obama. i was curious because all these books are so different in terms of authors's approaches to subject matter, with the subject is dead or alive, what kind of access the biographer has to be subject to. i am curious, do you have a philosophy having written many biographies of what exactly a biography should be and what it should do? >> thanks for the question and for all of you coming out. sunday morning is sometimes a chore. i am gratified so many of you are here. the question of biography and what i see it to be. i am trained as a historian so i tend to look at biographies which, regardless of how they are written to some extent all comprise the life and times of your subject. i tend to include more times than some other biographers do. in my experience and observation, biographers come to their subjects from one of two directions. they are either historians like me or journalists. sometimes novelist's find their way in, but the folks who come from the direction of history, to borrow an image from fi
as a conservative but he double the debt and was a profit -- profligate spender. we were upset with obama making it worse. many people call them sells libertarian to designate as a constitutional conservative. >> host: you wrote this before you had time in the u.s. senate what would you change? has your thinking changed? >> i feel landers stand more how much we're at an impasse getting stuff done. i tried to take ideas that many democrats have put forward but i cannot get democrats to talk to me. i had appointments with several different democratic senators to work on as a security reform. it can be saved 75 years are in perpetuity if we gradually raise the age and mean test the benefits but i cannot get democrats to discuss the possibility. >> host: what about your own party? >> half and half. i meekly critical of my party that all 47 u.s. senators are for a balanced budget amendment. but when we cut $7 million from sugar subsidies we have about 10 republicans that have sugar. if we compare that to the annual deficit is over $1 trillion. you want to cut 7 million added time? that is 140,000 we
was killed. he obviously put a post up that someone interpreted as disagreeing with one of president obama's policies and it started one of these arguments you see going on facebook all the time when someone says that ain't this and they go back and forth in and commenting you say please shut up. and that's sad inspiring, don't fight on my page. i disagree with some political decisions, but he is my commander-in-chief and i support them in all military decisions. to my knowledge, that was the last post my friend matt wrote on facebook. in our last two national elections, we've watched our country registering complete dissatisfaction with the status quo, throwing them out, throwing them out again. .. regenerate that americans trust congress less than any other institution in the u. s, they told our men and women in uniform in the highest confidence. if you read this book about my classmates you begin to understand why. is e-book's title "in the shadow of greatness," because my generation was lucky enough to learn from the example of the generations of veterans who went before us. if we live
. not michelle obama. >> hello. >> nice to meet you. >> my name is logan. >> i'm a writer myself. a few months ago i had an op-ed in the daily caller. >> i just came from there. i love those guys. do you go into that office are you just e-mail a? >> no, i just e-mail it. i'm a writer in my spare time. >> i should've had she sat up and talk and explain the new unemployment numbers. >> thank you very much. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> you're welcome. thank you, robyn. nice to meet you. >> happy fit the fifth anniversary. >> fantastic. one is that? >> today. >> well, then happy anniversary to you, too. >> thank you, dear. >> thank you. >> for more information, visit the author's website, ann coulter.com. >> as part of the tvs university service can we visit campuses across the country and talk with professors who are also authors. this week were at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland and joining us is professor aaron o'connell, who is the author of this book, "underdogs: the making of the modern marine corps". professor o'connell, when was the marine corps
't understand biology. however, when someone on the far left is some income on president barack obama says vaccines might cause autism, that was ignored. and yes he did say that. we'll talk about that later in the top. some also, there's only been several books published on the topic. if you want to find out how the righties batted science is a big market for that. to our knowledge this is the first book on the anti-scientific left. so progressive and anti-science as well. >> let's give the devil his due -- within months of yours. >> regresses or anti-science is not reported by the media. the media simply looks the other way when political allies do things that are anti-science. so who are the presses? we took david mellons chartier and kind of was able to to fit more of our political ideology today because libertarians are probably the easiest to identify. conservatives are the mainstream republican party. libertarians need to know introduction. the ron paul constitution. the left however though it is a little bit trickier to define because i see them as splitting into liberals and conser
infrastructure bank. i don't know if people are aware of it, but it's in the obama budget, senator dodd from connecticut has a bill in the senate to create a national infrastructure bank. felix, the new york city financier who helped new york city out of the desperate financial straights in the 1970s has a book out calling for a national infrastructure bank, and all three of them, and other people, too, cite the erie canal as the first major piece of infrastructure built in the country and the sort of thing we should be doing again, and it's interesting, to me, that these -- there's significant efforts to recreate or to create and to build and rebuild american infrastructure and that the erie canal is cited, but it almost seems as though a lot of this citation of the erie canal is somewhat blind. there aren't really very many similarities on how new york state built the eri canal and how the federal government now supports infrastructure projects. however, there is one very important similarity or how it could inform the debate how the federal government should be creating a national infrast
on human trafficking. president obama said the clinton objective announcing a major new direction on this topic. many people work on this topic who have helped move it forward in the agenda, but luis is one of them and she really deserves a lot of credit. >> and we've been talking with philip auerswald, "the coming prosperity: how entrepreneurs are transforming the global economy" his most recent book. booktv on location at george mason university. >> i could've let it more, but within the confines of the book you can only do so much. so we wanted diversity. but when the republicans, different parts of the country. to some extent we wanted to find agents. we knew on the basis you can't make generalizations that are 100% certain and we say as much in the book. the conclusions are hypotheses that other people might now run with. but in order to make even those kinds of hypotheses, we needed a fairly diverse group. >> we also included by men. you know, there's a white house project for the last couple election cycles and they had eight in 08, says several of the women the white house
obama. all of these books, all of these approaches, the subject matter -- whether it is dead or alive, i am just curious, do you have o philosophy, having written manya biographies? what exactly a biography should be and what it should do? >> i would like to thank you all for coming out. i'm really proud that so many people arrive i am trained ashin a historian. i can look at biographies, the life and times of your subject m sometimes comprise your work. i tend to include more time than some other biographers do.e and in my experience and observation, biographers tend to come to their subjects from onei ionswor su directions. they are either historians like sometes nov are. e journalists. sometimes novelists find their way in. it but those who come from theen direction of history tend to fimakingn image from filmmaking. they tend to broaden the focus on their character.charr. so you see the character, but you also see more ofu the bkgro background. in the character is, at least in part, a vehicle for telling the story of the characters f time. journalists, and others who come from the on
in this tent would agree with you t when i say memory. although this year marked what president obama declaredded as the 50th anniversary of the start of that war, it doesn't seem like the conflict started a half century ago, but the war is recent, kept alive by constant references with the result of hollywood films like the ones max lifted or national headlines eluding to comparison with the war in afghanistan, and, indeed, my own new york times op-ed called exploding myths about vietnam appeared last month. it's a shameless plug for an article i wrote. the vietnam war feels very present. this is not surprising. the war, arguably america's longest war, shook the foundations of society. it reached into nearly every american home through military service, through participation and protest movements b # and even through television sets as everyday citizens and their leaders debated the merits of u.s. intervention in the far off place in southeast asia. by the war's end, 56,000 american lives lost and the nation nearly torn us under. no wonder why it doesn't seem like ancient history. fo
. the most racist comment -- i am not voting for president obama. there you go. [cheers and applause] got to get that off my chest. i feel a lot better. feel free to say that to the person next to you as well if you feel that way. now, all joking aside, we live in an upside down world where saying words like that bear attacks on the other side, and, yet, the other side can say toxic comments without repercussions or held to the same standards. a quick example is mark lamont hill. you may have seen the article, the 15 most overrated white people, columbus to reagan to shakespeare, and the only thing than being a white person speaking those words is being a black person who steps out of line. all you have to do is look at city sigh dash, and thank you, ann, for standing up for her value -- valiantly. we really appreciate that. it would be absurd if it was not so wrong. that's the truth. as for example rick douglass said liberty is purpose less if the seek to -- ann practices freedom of speech every single day, and i'll leave you with this. i think the most accurate comment about ann's curre
of 2004 and 2008 and on first lady michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at different events this year where i got a book that she wrote, "american tapestry" the story of the black, white and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama. after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them for all of my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you is a good investment. it helped me better understand my own family's roots and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel swarns's lucas a compelling story that at times has deep emotion but it's also a story about liberating -- and with that, let's welcome rachel swarns. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> rachel, thank you for coming. in the years leading up to the presidential election the focus seemed to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. but, now in your book, "american tapestry," you put the focus on michelle obama. tell us about how you got started doing that and what inspired you. >> i w
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